The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, located between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot is a fantastic retreat for families. Besides being in a fantastic location, the resort also offers some great amenities and perks for guests too! If you’re a Starwood Preffered Guest, you can even earn and redeem points here too!
While the Swan and Dolphin properties are two separate buildings, with two separate check-in desks – in the eyes of the guest, it’s one in the same – convenient, tons of amenities and fantastic!
We loved the proximity to the Disney Parks – EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are accessible via ferry boat or walking – so convenient!
Our spacious room was located in the Swan building (with a balcony!) facing EPCOT giving us a great view each night for the fireworks. We could even see the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom off in the distance – perfect spot! The room had two queen beds and I was so thankful that they had bedrails – that’s a lifesaver for a mama with toddlers!
The Swan also gets bonus points for having a bathroom in two separate areas – with two sinks! Plenty of room for everyone to get ready at the same time.
Dining and Recreation
With 17 restaurants – you can truly find almost anything you want to eat. Whether it’s a burrito from Picabu, the 24 hour restaurant or fresh seafood in a modern setting at Todd English’s bluezoo, there’s no way you’ll go hungry when staying at the Swan and Dolphin Resort. (Dine in a signature resort and receive two complimnetary hours for your kids at Camp Dolphin – instant date night!)
We loved the breakfast buffet at the Garden Grove – complete with Mickey waffles and made-to-order omelets. On Saturday and Sunday mornings and weeknights, you can dine with your favorite Disney characters at the Garden Grove. Another great perk! Also, check out The Fountain at the Dolphin – soft serve, homemade and even sundaes! I recommend the chocolate shake – delicious!
The resort is also home to the Mandara Spa, the Westin WORKOUT health club, tennis courts and two lap pools, grotto pool with a slide and great kiddie pool too. We fell in love with the enormous playground right next to the resort’s beach.
The Swan and Dolphin isn’t an official Disney property, but it certainly feels like it with their great customer service, close proximity and access to some great Walt Disney Wold benefits.
- Complimentary Transportation – Enjoy bus transportation to each of the Walt Disney World theme parks and water taxis to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Package Delivery – There’s no need to carry your souvenirs all over the parks – have them delivered right to your room. Go ahead and get that oversized, stuffed Mickey!
- Extra Magic Hours – With a valid theme park ticket, enjoy bonus hours at select parks each day.
Plan Your Visit to the Swan and Dolphin Resort
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**We were provided with a two-night stay at the Swan and Dolphin Resort. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own. **